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Correio do porto

Correio do Porto. Extraordinario. Sexta Feira 6 de Julho de 1821. Rio de Janeiro: Typographia Regia, 1821.

Official newspaper from July 6, 1821, that announced King João VI’s return to Lisbon from Rio de Janeiro, where he resided for many years as a result of the Napoleonic invasion of Portugal in 1807. Dom João left his son, Prince Pedro, to govern Brazil in his absence. After corresponding with his father over his own decision not to return to Portugal, Pedro declared Brazil’s independence in 1822.